|About the Lhasa Apso dog breed:|
The Lhasa Apso is a breed that has a long coat that is thick and shaggy. These dogs are small, and will have an appearance that is similar to the English Sheepdog. The acceptable coat colors for the Lhasa Apso include grizzle, slate, and smoke. In addition to this, they coat may also have a color combination of black, white, or brown. This breed will have beards, and the muzzle should be moderate in length. The eyes should be small and dark, and the ears should be furry. These dogs will carry their furry tails over their backs, and their necks are covered with a dense ring of hair.
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Country of Origin: Tibet
The Lhasa Apso is cheerful and intelligent. While it is affectionate for those that it cares for, it will be wary of strangers. These dogs will only behave with children that are mature. They will respond harshly to those that play with them roughly. While they can be obedient at times, they may also be stubborn. The Lhasa Apso should only be owned by someone who is a natural leader. They are superb watchdogs, and there barks are sharp and loud. These dogs may get into fights with other dogs, and they may become nervous around those they are not familiar with.
The Lhasa Apso is a healthy breed that does not have a large number of genetic ailments. However, they may get hip dysplasia, and kidney problems have been observed as well. In addition to this, these dogs may develop eye diseases. The average life expectancy for the Lhasa Apso is 15 years, but some have lived longer than this.
Despite the fact that these dogs love to walk, owners will want to let them run free in a wide open space. Other than this, the Lhasa Apso does not need large amounts of exercise. They are the perfect dog for people who live in apartments, and they donít need a yard.
Special Grooming Needs
It is not necessary to cut the coats of these dogs. When the coat is long, owners will want to make sure it is brushed each day. If this is not done, the coat will become matted. These dogs should only be bathed when they need it, and owners will want to check the ears for dirt or other thing. The Lhasa Apso will shed a standard amount of fur. It is important to make sure the ears are cleaned.